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Cat Shit One... It's Happening!

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Remember the trailer with the private military contractor bunnies shooting the camel terrorists that came out of last year's Tokyo Anime Festival? I'd been pessimistic about this Cat Shit One animated project coming to fruition... looks like I was wrong. Director Kazuya Sasahara from Studio Anima has confirmed that the first episode of the CG series will be completed by August of this year. Currently, it is targeted for a Japanese release, with international plans yet to be formed. Scheduling for episode two is also still undecided. Motofumi Kobayashi's original Cat Shit One manga was released in North America by ADV in North America as "Apocalypse Meow." It was a didactic history of the Vietnam war with the American soldiers depicted as rabbits (a pun, USA GI as in usagi, as in the Japanese word for rabbit) and Vietnamese as cats (Koreans as dogs, Japanese as chimps, Russians as bears, ect). Originally aimed at an audience with an interest at military matters, narrative was used to stage a look at the nature and history of the conflict. The animated project looks to be inspired by Cat Shit One '80, though updated to reflect a post Cold War situation. Thanks for gridlink from Echelon Software for the heads up! Check out their first game Black Powder Earth. It looks like something that will appeal to the Cat Shit One audience. You can follow Mr Sasahara's work on his YouTube channel

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  • May 6, 2010, 10:29 a.m. CST

    testing 1 2 3

    by xega


  • May 6, 2010, 10:30 a.m. CST


    by Madmacks

    ......First and what the hell is all this about!

  • May 6, 2010, 10:30 a.m. CST

    Fuck YES!!!

    by D.Vader

    That trailer is fucking AMAZING.

  • May 6, 2010, 10:32 a.m. CST


    by RETURN_of_FETT

    If you have a problem with my post header, may I suggest that you start identifying anime articles in the headline. Until then, expect this same header every single fucking time.

  • May 6, 2010, 10:32 a.m. CST


    by Madmacks

    Oh well maybe next time. See ya!

  • May 6, 2010, 10:33 a.m. CST

    Fett, he DID id the article in the headline

    by D.Vader

    If you missed the Cat Shit One trailer on AICN last yr, that's your loss. But the trailer is amazing. This is not your typical amine column and not deserving of your last post in my opinion.

  • May 6, 2010, 10:35 a.m. CST

    Oh wait I see...

    by D.Vader

    You want the title to say "Anime" in it when it pops up on the main page. Well the good news Fett is this: it AINT anime. Watch it.

  • May 6, 2010, 10:36 a.m. CST

    this looks so cool...

    by Ogmios_the_Eloquent

    can't wait!

  • May 6, 2010, 10:37 a.m. CST

    Did it say "ANIME AICN: Cat Shit One...It's Happening"?

    by RETURN_of_FETT

    No? Then shutty.

  • May 6, 2010, 10:39 a.m. CST

    Once again I have been tricked in to reading the anime column

    by JackSlater4

  • May 6, 2010, 10:42 a.m. CST

    Cue Watership Down comparisons in 3...2...1...

    by JackSlater4

  • May 6, 2010, 10:45 a.m. CST

    Looks badass!

    by fiester

    If the story is interesting, I'd watch.

  • May 6, 2010, 10:49 a.m. CST

    I don't understand what they are saying.

    by JennyzFL13


  • May 6, 2010, 10:50 a.m. CST

    Arab Camels! Bwahahahahaha!! Perfect!

    by MobileAccess

  • May 6, 2010, 10:50 a.m. CST

    But.. but... the TITLE..?

    by Big_Daddy_Nero

    Surely they will have to change that somehow.. surely..

  • May 6, 2010, 10:53 a.m. CST

    Anime is for gay fags

    by Bathman

    and their homosexual boyfriends

  • May 6, 2010, 10:53 a.m. CST

    I don't know why this is an anime column

    by D.Vader

    This isn't anime. I think Harry posted the trailer last yr, not Scott Green. Just bc the Japanese are animating it, that doesn't make it anime, right? And to everyone dismissing this just bc the anime column is reporting it, you should grow up for just one second to check it out.

  • May 6, 2010, 10:56 a.m. CST

    my cat is going to love this.

    by theDannerDaliel

  • May 6, 2010, 10:58 a.m. CST

    A character called Paki?

    by V'Shael

    That'll go down well...

  • May 6, 2010, 11:06 a.m. CST

    So there are people here who DON'T think that looks...

    by RETURN_of_FETT

    Dumb as fuckin' hell? Yeah, why didn't I think of Beatrix Potter with grenade launchers? Was i supposed to burst out laughing when the rabbit got it's fucking heart blown out? And what are those arab animals? Are they camels? Yeah, that's not racist at all.</p><p>Fucking Christ you're like drooling little children with absolutely no sense at all.

  • May 6, 2010, 11:13 a.m. CST

    Looks stupid

    by Kontarsky

    Not the animal stuff as much as yet again, the Japanese "teaching history" to droves on morons through a shitty anime/cartoon. See Axis Powers Hentalia for more of this crap. Count me out.

  • May 6, 2010, 11:14 a.m. CST

    This is really stupid shit...

    by Fah-Cue

    Really, guys. For a viral video, it was amusing for thirty seconds. But that's it.

  • May 6, 2010, 11:14 a.m. CST

    The Unit with bunnies?

    by Pooter the Clown

    could be worth a look.

  • May 6, 2010, 11:22 a.m. CST

    Looks kinda cool.

    by Quake II

    Better than a lot of real movie trailers I've seen lately.

  • May 6, 2010, 11:32 a.m. CST

    if you dont like the bale batman you dont like the character of

    by Six Demon Bag

    fucking idiot.

  • May 6, 2010, 11:33 a.m. CST

    i'll take the batman:TAS over bale anyday

    by Six Demon Bag

    bitchass fett

  • May 6, 2010, 11:41 a.m. CST

    That was... odd

    by allykatD

    But well animated. Not my cup of tea though... still I'm kinda intrigued.

  • May 6, 2010, 11:42 a.m. CST

    fett is a sad man.

    by RedHorseVector

    you read his talkbacks and you can just feel the desperation of his horrible life. love to see a man who's so critical of everything, yet he named himself after what is essentially a star wars action figure. congratulations! you're a big loser!

  • May 6, 2010, 11:42 a.m. CST

    I give a fuck! It looks awesome.

    by Royston Lodge

    I hope the english-subtitled version come out sooner rather than later!

  • May 6, 2010, 11:47 a.m. CST

    The title alone...

    by WeLiveStill...OrNot

    ... makes me laugh out loud everytime.

  • May 6, 2010, 11:54 a.m. CST

    What's sad about FETT

    by Six Demon Bag

    Other than his insane love for remakes/reboots---<p>he mistakenly wandered into a thread that he really has no interest in..that's fine..I'm sure we've all done that from time to time. <p>but to realize this, type a post that says I don't like this cause I don't know what this is..I don't like anime.. Wah wah wah! <p>Im not. A fan of a lot of things but I'm not gonna take the time to list them out. Idiot

  • May 6, 2010, 11:59 a.m. CST


    by qqmore

    Obviously you give a fuck to make a comment on something you say you dont give a fuck about. I guess you most be too cool for such things.

  • May 6, 2010, 12:06 p.m. CST

    And oh yeah.....

    by qqmore

    Can't wait to see what he types next to flame all the other "idiots, fags, etc" that dont have his view.

  • May 6, 2010, 12:12 p.m. CST

    Dont ask. Dont tell.

    by Dawhiteguy

    Did we get rid of that rule finally?

  • May 6, 2010, 12:12 p.m. CST

    Fetts a fucking idiot

    by Six Demon Bag

  • May 6, 2010, 12:13 p.m. CST

    Fett shit one

    by Six Demon Bag

    I don't give a fuck!!

  • May 6, 2010, 12:19 p.m. CST


    by Six Demon Bag

    hes too busy counting the money of the ICE AGE and SHREK franchises..<P>THATS what he gives a fuck about!!

  • May 6, 2010, 12:20 p.m. CST

    Something is fucking up

    by Dharma4

    When you know you don't enjoy cute animals going fucking Rambo on terrorist basterds.

  • May 6, 2010, 12:57 p.m. CST

    This is even weirder then TOKYO GORE POLICE

    by AsimovLives

    And TGP is beyond weird!

  • May 6, 2010, 12:58 p.m. CST

    If I was stuck in an elevator with some of you

    by the Green Gargantua

    I would eat my own head. Fuck you. Cat Shit has my money.

  • May 6, 2010, 1:10 p.m. CST

    Watching at work. When can I see this?

    by beastie

    Couldn't hear the trailer.</p><p>By the way, I mistakenly wondered into the column and ended up being pleasantly surprised by what I saw.

  • May 6, 2010, 1:18 p.m. CST

    Seen this already...

    by Ironhelix

    ...but the surrealism of it never gets old for me. The realistic action coupled with the cute and fuzzy animals makes the violence that much more over the top.

  • May 6, 2010, 1:30 p.m. CST

    holy shit.i remember was fun !!

    by ominus

    glad to see there is a sequel to that.yae.

  • Just use people.

  • May 6, 2010, 1:38 p.m. CST

    Why use animals? Really MoorE?

    by D.Vader

    I guess you should ask the guy who wrote Maus why he used animals too. Come on, man, its such an easy answer. Substituting animals instead of people can have a different effect on the viewer's psychology or it can be for allegory or it can be to make a violent, dramatic situation comical. <p> "Just use people" you say. Then it just becomes your standard war film everyone's seen a billion times.

  • May 6, 2010, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Watership Down 2: Bunnies at War! Rated R!

    by Orionsangels

  • May 6, 2010, 2:08 p.m. CST

    Looks better than the Hurt Locker...

    by Flames gotta Eat

    I'm just sayin!

  • May 6, 2010, 2:43 p.m. CST


    by Roketopunch

    For somebody that says they don't give a fuck, you sure post on this thread a lot. Douche bag troll.

  • May 6, 2010, 2:44 p.m. CST

    This looks like it might be interesting.

    by Roketopunch

    I have been waiting to see this. It could be fun.

  • go read it.3 GNs and i think they recently translated the 3rd to english.

  • May 6, 2010, 3:13 p.m. CST

    This reminds me of that Conker game for the N64

    by SifoDyasJr.

    loved that game

  • May 6, 2010, 3:21 p.m. CST

    That's the greatest trailer I've ever seen

    by SlimButNotreally

  • May 6, 2010, 3:37 p.m. CST

    More technically accurate than HURT LOCKER, too...

    by BurnHollywood

    Bunnies know better than to drink hard liquor and wrassle shirtless when they have to be out defusing bombs the next day...

  • May 6, 2010, 4:15 p.m. CST

    Something looks/feels "off" about this

    by finky089

    Can't put my finger on it. Maybe it's in the animation. maybe it's something about the way the animal look. Maybe it's the hump hole in the camels' clothes? I dunno... <p> sounds like a cool idea, but I think I'd rather just read the comic/graphic novel.

  • May 6, 2010, 4:26 p.m. CST

    Still alive!

    by Star Hump

    I was hoping they'd make this thing. I loved the trailer when it was posted here, what, years ago? It seems like the Japanese are playing this seriously, but it feels like a twisted and funny bit of business to me. I mean cute sniper bunnys and machine gun weilding camels and bloody combat?I love it. It's kind of devious.

  • May 6, 2010, 6:02 p.m. CST

    No mention of animal farm? for shame.

    by Geomancer21

    Same politics by other means. And please, please, PLEASE, keep the title. I want that spine peaking out of my dvd rack.

  • May 6, 2010, 7:53 p.m. CST

    Why use bunnies? The way it was explained to me was...

    by Royston Lodge

    ...that the Japanese have a cultural taboo against showing the horrors of war on-screen in a realistic fashion. Brings up bad memories.<p> So instead, they use allegory (you know, like Godzilla=the atomic bomb, etc...)<p> Cat Shit One is the artist's/producers' way of getting around the Japanese taboo about war movies in order to tell a story about modern warfare.<p> I dunno if it's true, it's just what one guy told me once.

  • May 6, 2010, 7:54 p.m. CST

    Capricorn One would be good material for a remake...

    by Royston Lodge

    ...sez me.

  • May 6, 2010, 8:13 p.m. CST

    I think the concept makes more sense with subtitles.

    by Royston Lodge

    The opening text explains the concept behind the show very well, indicating that it isn't really intended to be a comedy:<p> (remove spaces as required)

  • May 6, 2010, 8:28 p.m. CST

    Higher quality trailer, with different subtitles...

    by Royston Lodge

    Here's a higher-rez version of the trailer, with a different translation for the subtitles.<p> It's interesting to see how different people interpret the Japanese dialogue differently:<p>

  • May 7, 2010, 12:11 a.m. CST


    by btc909

    This better be on the movie board at my local theatre titled "Cat Shit One" When I look this up on Yahoo Movies it better be titled "Cat Shit One"

  • May 7, 2010, 6:52 a.m. CST


    by ianlegend

    Think they're gonna have to change that character's name given the fact he's blowing the shit out of camels in muslim garb.

  • May 7, 2010, 9:42 a.m. CST

    Black Watership Down

    by Johnno

    It'll be white bunnies versus black Somali bunnies. The helicopters will be actual hawks that they ride on.

  • May 7, 2010, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Being a an active Soldier with 11 years experience I find this..


    To be the stupidest fucking thig ever conceived. Don't ever come to a TF3 talkback if you support this garbage...I will tear you apart and feed you to carnivorous bunnies.

  • May 7, 2010, 11:23 a.m. CST

    I love Anime...


    all the classics like Fist of the North Star, Vampire Hunter D, Ghost in the Shell, Akira, even Project A-ko Biko.....but this is just awful.

  • May 7, 2010, 8:43 p.m. CST

    Maybe if it wasn't called Cat -shit one

    by Phategod2

    I mean it sounds like the presidential Litter box.

  • May 7, 2010, 9:12 p.m. CST

    I'm sure no one will read this but...

    by Yamagata002

    Packy is the nickname for Perkins... ya doesn't make much sense to me but eh.

  • May 9, 2010, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Orcus read it

    by orcus

    Happy now?

  • May 14, 2010, 3:51 a.m. CST

    Ever since I saw the trailer

    by gotilk

    I've wanted to &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; see this.

  • May 14, 2010, 3:53 a.m. CST

    Ever since I saw the trailer

    by gotilk

    I've wanted to &thinsp;&thinsp;&zwj;&zwj; see this.

  • May 14, 2010, 3:53 a.m. CST

    Ever since I saw the trailer

    by gotilk

    I've wanted to &thinsp;&thinsp;&zwj;&zwj;see this

  • May 14, 2010, 3:54 a.m. CST

    Ever since I saw the trailer I've

    by gotilk

    wanted to <br>&thinsp;&thinsp;&zwj;&zwj;see this

  • May 22, 2010, 4:42 p.m. CST

    The movie's really about a cat that shits one out!

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • May 22, 2010, 4:44 p.m. CST


    by MrMysteryGuest

  • May 22, 2010, 4:45 p.m. CST


    by MrMysteryGuest

  • May 22, 2010, 4:45 p.m. CST

    I bet this movie smells like cat shit!

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • May 22, 2010, 4:47 p.m. CST


    by MrMysteryGuest

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